It’s 2018 and it’s weird to be experiencing an old familiar flutter in my gut that makes it feel more like 1998 — that anticipation of what the heezy are Mulder and Scully gonna get into tonight. Hot damn, hot damn, “The X-Files” is back on TV!
Much to Matt’s consternation I’ve been binge-watching old “X-Files” episodes lately like it was my job. It’s corny, I’ll admit, but there’s something comforting about the wacky old-school National Enquirer headline-style story lines, David Duchovny’s monotone wooden acting, and Scully’s power suits and concerned looks.
Let’s not forget the star of the vintage X-Files… Dana’s lipcolor. Late 90s, pre-internet in Gainesville, FL I would have given a kidney to get that perfect Scully shade. I’ve since Googled it and the original products used have long since been discontinued (and I wouldn’t have been able to find or afford them back then, anywho). Turns out that two lipsticks I actually owned back in the day – Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rum Raisin and Toast of New York – mixed together make a pretty good hack on that look. So does a swipe of L.A. Girl Matte lipstick in Spicy over MAC Spice lipliner (a classic!) with a fair slathering of my fave DHC Lip Cream.
Mr. Callan should be happy that my 90s fashion obsession stopped with lipcolor; I could have revived the short-alls/Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses/loafers and scrunch socks uniform I used to rock. And I have to confess that I did buy an awesome (and cheap!) Uniqlo velvet slip dress and perfect white t that in combo makes me feel kinda “grungy” and chic at the same.
A lot has happened in 20 years but today it feels like yesterday. “The truth is” that I’m still the girl that was kicking butt in the 90s and this year I’m going to go “out there” and reclaim her.